How To Flash Nokia 5800 using JAF

Nokia is still releasing their mobiles with Symbian Operating System while other mobile manufactures are leading this mobile world with Android and Microsoft Windows Operating systems. Everyone knows Symbian becomes old and irritating. Symbian mobiles are dead slow and does not support more applications. Due to this reason many Nokia Symbian users are shifting to other operating systems. Keeping them a side, we can increase Symbian mobile speed by flashing it with higher versions. Updating phones software is not a simple task. It include many important and dangerous steps. As I am using Nokia 5800, now I’m showing how to flash nokia 5800 using JAF. Nokia 5800 is an awesome mobile with almost every features included. If we flash that Nokia 5800 we can use it even better. Well, do you know how to flash Nokia 5800 using JAF? if your answer is no then you are on the right place.

we can Flash Nokia mobiles by using third party software’s like JAF and Phoenix. But i recommend to use JAF for safer rooting. Don’t worry about rooting. This is a complete tutorial explaining how to flash Nokia 5800 using JAF.

Even you can flash other Nokia mobiles using this same procedure. Okay, well! let’s go to the topic

How to flash nokia

What is Flashing

Before flashing your mobile, first know about flashing. Flashing is only way to re-install or update Phones software using third party software like JAF.

Why you need to Flash your Mobile

Reasons for flashing mobiles are many. Many people flash their mobiles expecting

  • Increase in Phones speed
  • Expecting more applications
  • To update phones software and many more

How to Flash Nokia 5800 using JAF

Now I’m here to explain How to flashing Nokia 5800 using JAF with latest version 21.01.101. Flashing process can be done in three simple stages

Download Required stuff

Download all software’s mentioned below and Install them (Works only on Windows)

Downloading Required Firmware

  1. Before Downloading your phones firmware, check your current firmware version and Phone’s RM. This can be checked by dialing *#0000# from normal dialing pad
  2. Now open Navifirm and wait until data loads. Now select your Phones model in products tab including RM and select firmware version you need to flash your mobile. (In this case Nokia 5800)
  3. Download all files to C:Program Files/Nokia/Phoenix/Products/RM-XXX  

Replace XXX with your phones RM. In my case my phone RM is 356 so, i created C:Program Files/Nokia/Phoenix/Products/RM-356. If this directory does not exists in your computer, create it manually

Do You know: Nokia Releasing their First Android Mobile, Nokia N1 – Full specifications

4. Be careful while selecting firmwares version. Always select higher version firmware. Flashing with lower    versions may brick/damage your phone

How to flash nokia

So, Lets Flash your Mobile

  1. Before flashing your phone, Backup important data like contacts, Messages etc
  2. Replace/overwrite JAF_ NOKI4MODELS.INI file in C:Program Files/ODEON/JAF
  3. Open OGM_JAF_PKEY_Emulator_v 5.exe and tick Random PKEY Raskal SN, JAF (main) and click GO. Wait for few seconds and an error popups notifying  “BOX DRIVER NOT INSTALLED”, ignore it and click ok, JAF will startup automaticallyFlashing a nokia mobile
  4. When JAF starts navigate to BBS tab and tick Manual Flash, Normal flash, Dead USB and untick  CRT 308. At last click use ini and wait for few seconds. Entire Nokia phone models would open in new window and select your phone exactly including RM (Most Important Step)
  5. If everything goes fine MUC, PPM, CNT, APE Variant buttons turns green
  6. Now, switch-off your mobile and connect to computer using Data cable
  7. Click Flash, Ignore warning and click Yes
  8. Flashing process would starts and shows a message PRESS POWER ON NOW. Now, press and hold Power button for just for one secondhow to flash nokia
  9. That’s it, take a cup of coffee and your computer do the remaining process.

Optional Steps

After flashing Nokia mobile 5800 or any other, Remove the phone’s battery and replace it again

Reset your mobile by dialing *#7370# to remove any bugs (if present)


  • Never flash any mobile with lower version software
  • Charge your phone battery completely (at least up to 50%)
  • Never disconnect the mobile from computer while Flashing

Flashing is not a easy process, any wrong step leads to brick your phone. So, try this at your own risk


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  1. Mary says:

    How to Flash Nokia 5800 JAF
    when I turn it on out the word
    phone start up failed contact the retailer help me

  2. Rajkumar Dhakal says:

    Hello sir how can i flash my nokia 5800xpressmusic without using jaf..directly via pc

  3. mridul says:

    My previous version was “RM51.6.002″ and i tried to flash with “Anna^RM51.2.002″ .. :(

    • you just downgraded your mobile. You should never do it. Now, download Higher version and follow the mentioned procedure.

  4. mridul says:

    Myphone got bricked while flashing. Now when i try to flash it back, i get an error, Pone rebooted but not in flash mode.. Its a nokia 5230. While the error appears, the phone screen turns to white, and nothing else happens.
    Please reply..

    • Remove Mobiles battery and note down the “RM” of your mobile (Usually you can see it under battery) Now, in JAF, Download latest version of Software for Nokia 5230 which matches with your RM and follow steps under “So, Lets Flash your Mobile” heading in this article.

      • mridul says:

        But i know my RM, its RM-588, and i downloaded the files from navifirm. But its not working, phone fails to boot in flash mode.

        • Can i know these two things?
          1. What is the version of firmware installed previously on your device
          2. The version of firmware you had downloaded

  5. I downloaded all the flash files and all the steps are followed successfully but it is not finding my phone
    RM – 356 Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic.
    Please help!

    • Update your cable drivers or else try this trick

      Restart your PC, install Nokia PC suite
      Now connect your mobile via USB in “PC suite” mode,

      Nokia PC suite will automatically detect your mobile and installs required stuff; once completed, try Flashing process

      Hope this works in your case.
      In-case if you face problem again, don’t hesitate to comment again

  6. niko says:

    Stage 2 starting………………PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    ………..Phone prepared OK!
    Waiting for the phone to boot…
    Searching for phone…
    Phone rebooted but not in flash mode…

    what is the problem ?

  7. sanjay says:

    hai friends wish u happy new year to all of you. I have nokia model:5800d-1, type: rm-356. I was forgot password of restore settings. So please suggest me how can i restore and can i got my last password.

    • Just dial *#7370# from normal dialer and use default password 12345

      • Alex says:

        pls how can i install the jaf on my laptop, cos i have try all my possible best on it but allnot avail

  8. Harsh says:

    Hi Amar,
    I recently updated my 5800 to V 60.0.003. I thaught this will improve my device performance but its not. And my ph memory is almost full. I want to flash it (re-install). Should I go with above mentioned procedure by you?

  9. Adnan says:

    I have a nokia 5233 phone, i tried flashing my phone, its not pooling properly, a dialog box appears telling your phone is not responding, press yes if it starts or else press no…if i press yes and press the switch button once, it’ll show like this
    Pooling phone…
    Phone not found…
    Second try…
    MCUSW: (null)
    APESW: (null)
    VariantSW: (null)
    but my phone is’nt starting now,,, plz help…

    • download original firmware from Odin and again flash your mobile with it

  10. betulin says:

    hi, very good tutorial. I hope you can understand my English. I’ve read your tutorial and some others. I had to change my product code to be able to update my software version with nokia PC Suite. I used Jaf but it didn’t work. So, I went through NSS and OK. Now , I have my Nokia 5800 RM-356 v 60.0.003. At this moment I’m trying to flash my phone with a cwf. After reading your tutorial, I wonder if it would be necessary to flash it using the files I ‘ve downloaded from navifirm before falshing it with new cwf. Likewise, I don’t know if it is necessary to overwrite the JAF_ NOKI4MODELS.INI
    Unfortunately, I’m still having doubts in the following matter.
    This is my confusion: I’ve got a cwf with 7 files, same number as my original firmware RM-356 downloaded from navifirm.
    The differences between them is just in 3 of the 7 files. More specifically in a portion of the files name.
    My files, from navifirm, include a number which is the same of my product code and
    the cwf files have a different number. My question is what should I do?. Options:
    a) change the cwf file name, I mean, just the different part of the file name,the number,
    with my original file name which include my product code or
    b) should I change my product code to the number included in the cwf file and then use these files to flash?
    An example:
    1) My originals files downloaded with navifirm: ” RM356 0558982 60.0.003 001 signature.bin”–”RM356 0558982 60.0.003 001.vpl”– “RM356 0558982 60.0.003 001.dcp”.
    2) cwf files: “RM356 0559051 60.0.003 001.dcp”–”RM356 0559051 60.0.003 001.vpl”—”RM356 0559051 60.0.003 001 signature.bin”
    Many Thanks

  11. amier says:

    Stage 2 starting………………PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    PUBKEYS already sent…
    ………..Phone prepared OK!
    Waiting for the phone to boot…
    Searching for phone…
    Phone rebooted but not in flash mode…

    (how long i need to wait the phone????
    is it my phone are in progress or dead???)

  12. ravikiran says:

    in jaf its showing Checking Windows version …
    Windows version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Searching for JAF install location …
    Saved winscard.dll to: C:\Program Files\ODEON\JAF\winscard.dll
    Saved original.dll to: C:\Program Files\ODEON\JAF\original.dll
    Starting JCOP emulator …
    Saved JCOP.EXE to: C:\Program Files\ODEON\JAF\JCOP.EXE
    JCOP emulator started succesfull on port 8050
    Powering JCOP simulator …
    ERROR: JCSIMU_open_socket connect socket: 10061
    ERROR: JCSIMU_reset_card initialize
    ERROR: Cannot get ATR from JCOP simulator!

    • Can i know where you are (In which step) you are facing this error

      • ravikiran says:

        now i have loaded all and proceeded to flashing .in flashing phone is not abel to boot .it is dead phone plz help me

        Searching for phone…Found
        Sending RAW loader…
        Using 06.02.002
        Elf2flash 09.07.000
        CMT RAW loader…
        Patching RAW boot step1…
        Patching RAW boot step3…
        Sending RAW Loader…
        ……………….Loader Sent!
        Stage 2 starting…………………………………………………………………….Loader Sent!
        Stage 3 starting………………Phone prepared OK!
        Waiting for the phone to boot…
        Searching for phone…
        Phone failed to boot in flash mode CMT…

        • Are you connecting your mobile to that PC for first time? or else update PC suite and install latest version of cable drivers

          • ravikiran says:

            where to get latest drivers

  13. Sarthak Kaushik says:

    Great article .!!
    very lucidly explained. Will be doing it myself once on my nokia 5800.!

  14. tuneshi says:

    @ Amar. this is a wonderful thread so far. I recommend ur effort bcuz ingratitude is synonymous with theft.. Dear, i wn2 buy J.A.F box. Do u kn d current/latest model?. And how how many usb’s does it come with? I mean every thing about the features? How much is it sold? I wl b glad to c ur reply. God bless!

  15. mayank says:

    is there any other firmwARE so that i can flash i dont like symbian lite

    • no another way, but you can install modded firmware, your phone will look as Nokia N8. We are coming with the article in few days
      #stay tuned

  16. mayank says:

    hi! i have flashed nokia x6 with symbian lite v40.2.002
    can i flash it with v40.0.002 sky fire redefine

  17. Bryan says:

    thank you for sharing Amar. I didnt have much idea about Nokia mobile flashing. you have explained it quiet well
    good post

    • Amar says:

      Thanks for your effect here Bryan. But, check all above mentioned steps twice before hitting Flash

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